first impression of Normandy is of a lush, pastoral region of apple
orchards and contented cows, cider and pungent cheeses, but the
region also spans the windswept beaches of the Cotentin and the
wooded banks of the Seine valley. Highlights include the great abbey
churches of Caen, the mighty island of Mont St. Michel and Monetís
garden at Giverny.
Brittany in Franceís northwest corner has long been culturally and
geographically distinct from the main bulk of the country. Known to
the Celts as Armorica, the land of the sea, you will find the
influence of the Celts is still evident today. Magnificent beaches
line the northern shore of Brittany which are swept clean by the
huge tides and home to well-established seaside resorts, seasoned
fishing ports and abundant oyster beds.
Although neighbours, the regions of Brittany and Normandy are
culturally quite different. Our tours are designed to capture the
unique highlights of each region.